Joystiq: "Under the normal conditions of a shmup, surviving Missile Fury would be impossible. Thank God your mech can also freeze incoming bullets, dash and counter attack within a certain range. The latter is key to survival, as most levels are so preposterously overloaded with enemy fire it can be next to impossible to keep track of where you are.
Essentially using your counter attack fires a ton of projectiles but leaves you vulnerable while a multiplier builds. Counters will clear the screen of whatever's closest to you, and if you're skilled you can use this brief window to dash away and plan your next attack, though doing so is easier said than done."